Today is April 6th and was my grand mothers birthday. She is still in our hearts and thought this day as I share this picture and recipe. One way I love keep family memories alive is with me is sharing family stories with other friends and family that new here and her Saturday biscuits. But biscuits are good any day of the week. Lisa
Grandma Biscuits :
Made fresh every Saturday morning with butter and fig preserves.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup butter or shortening cold
- 1 cup milk or buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
- Grate your butter using a cheese grater and stir into the flour mixture OR cut butter into small pieces and use a pastry cutter to cut the fat into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal or sand.
- Gradually pour in the buttermilk or milk, stirring until the dough just comes together.
- Turn the dough out onto a clean countertop and form it into a ball.
- Press the dough flat until it is 1-inch thick. Use a circle biscuit cutter or a drinking glass to cut out your biscuits. Combine leftover scraps and continue re-pressing and cutting until all dough is used.
- Place cut biscuits on an un-greased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, until the tops are nicely browned. Brush the tops with melted butter, if desired.